Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large island in the Malay Archipelago that forms part of Indonesia; population 120,000,000 (est. 2008)
A general-purpose computer programming language designed to produce programs that will run on any computer system.
- ‘The Java software language is designed to let programs work on any type of hardware platform.’
- ‘Microsoft said it plans to phase out support for Java in key desktop software products.’
- ‘For programs that will encounter contact with malicious users, Java appears to be a great language to use.’
- ‘The phones use the platform independent programming language Java to perform complicated tasks.’
1990s: with allusion to java.
- ‘I could hangout at coffee shops sipping enormous cups of java hanging out with friends.’
- ‘I usually began the day with black tea and most afternoons enjoyed a cup of java or a latte.’
- ‘If you've never seen the film, then a rental might be a good way to spend 142 minutes, as long as you have a hefty cup of java standing by.’
- ‘But because Americans are not nearly as fond of dates as they are of coffee, java came out on top due to sheer popularity.’
- ‘He paused as he sniffed the air and glanced over at the coffee pot percolating java on the counter.’
Mid 19th century: originally referring to coffee from Java.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.